Thursday, June 26, 2014

4 Problems in Web and Graphic Design Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

Responsive web and graphic design is not only about eye-catching templates and enthralling layouts, but more importantly, it is mainly about providing your visitors with a coherent user experience no matter what their devices are- be it a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. Needless to say, creating individual experiences for each is a massive waste of valuable resources. Hence, the most cost-efficient scenario for you is to focus on creative adaptive experiences that automatically scale with the user.

Provided below are some mistakes you cannot afford to make in order to reach your business goals safely and effectively.

1.    Slashing Your Content – Majority of mobile devices have small screens. That’s why some website owners decide to cut down or hide their content in order to fit any small screen. However, this is an exceptionally bad move to make. Instead of removing or slashing your content, you should make the most of your site’s functionality by letting your visitors digest your entire content. Decrease your font size or make use of parallax scrolling.

2.    Using Tons of JavaScript (JS) Libraries – Some websites decide to have dozens of JavaScript libraries in order to display their content beautifully. This can be beneficial when visitors view the website in a PC, but this would definitely yield horrible user experience for mobile visitors because it would take ages to load the page. To avoid this problem, it is better to use content distribution networks (CDNs).

3.    Heavy Dependence on Device Dimensions – In reality, website owners don’t have the control what browser or screen resolutions their visitors would use in viewing their website. Consequently, the wisest solution is to create a web and graphic design that holds unitedly regardless of device dimensions. Let your content determine its own breakpoints in the responsive design to ensure that it would appear crisp in any landscape.

4.    Making Your Navigation Panel Text-Heavy – Do not bombard your mobile visitors with a text-heavy navigation panel because it would consume most of the space. Rather, provide them with a clear visual view on all your clickable buttons.      

Although you should keep an eye on these mistakes, this does not mean you should stop trying out different things when it comes to responsive designs. Naturally, you will encounter a few hitches from time to time, but they should not forbid you from advancing. If you need expert assistance, you could always hire a professional web and graphic designer.